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Peek-A-Boo
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Type: Games   Skills: Language & LiteracySocial & Emotional Skills
Since playing with babies is a great way to encourage attachment, today’s activity involves playing the bonding game, “Peek-A-Boo” with infants. Peek-A-Boo
What We Learn
Object permanence
Language development
Social skills
Supply List
A large blanket or comforter
Smaller blankets
How-To
Prepare for the activity by placing a large blanket or comforter down to define the space for the infants.

Once the space is delineated and the child is comfortable, begin a simple game of “Peek-A-Boo.” Hide behind a blanket for a moment, and then come out from behind saying “Peek-A-Boo, I See You!” Repeat this game over and over. Through repetition, infants will learn that even though they can’t see a person in front of them, it doesn’t mean they are gone forever.

With older children, you can begin to introduce names and vocabulary that is more complicated, such as, “I wonder where ‘so and so’ is? Did he go home?” You can also hide objects such as toys under the blanket.

Hiding under a blanket or not making the connection that there is an adult under the blanket can be traumatic for a child with learning disabilities. If that is the case, the adult should gauge when and how much to involve them in this activity based on their abilities and tolerance level.
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